To protect patients, visitors and health care workers, we have implemented the following procedures:
- Non-urgent medical appointments should be rescheduled or converted to telehealth visits.
- Any patient checking in must tell staff and ask for a mask if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
- Anyone under 16 years of age NOT being seen as a patient is restricted from visiting any area.
- Visitor restrictions are in place. Please call to inquire about exceptions.
For general information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website
Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.
Samuel Phinney, MD
Sr. Instructor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
General Surgeon, Acute Care Surgeon
Patient Safety and Quality Committee Representative
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Representative
Utilization Management Committee Representative
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Working Group, CU System
Conditions & Treatments
Surgery, Board Certification
DaVinci Robotic Surgery SI, XI platforms, Specialized Training
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Specialized Training
Trauma and Acute Care
Clinical Interest for Patients
My passion and experience are focused on process improvement for surgical patients emphasizing safety, efficacy, and rapid recovery through minimally invasive surgery and narcotic avoidance.
Grounded in the elective relationship with patients, I work to optimize patients before surgery, select the right operation for the patient's needs and interests, and execute a technically perfect procedure with an emphasis on multimodality pain control and close communication.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, skiing and watching videos of robotic surgery. With the arrival of snow I love backcountry skiing. This year I look forward to taking my wife and two boys skiing at Winter Park.
I volunteer mentoring medical and premedical students